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Residents of the Evergreen State – we love our trucks. Especially the heavy-duty models. Well, PickupTrucks.com just finished their yearly ”HD Hurt Locker” comparison test. The GMC Sierra 3500HD put a hurt on it competitors the Ford F-350 and the Dodge Ram 350.
PickupTrucks.com put the competitors through their paces by having them tow up and down some of the toughest grades in the country covering a total of 2,200 miles, between Denver, Colorado and Laughlin, Nev. The 3500HD was able to tow up to 18,000 lbs and has a payload capacity of 7,215-lbs in the gasoline dually configuration. The fifth wheel towing jumps quite a bit because engineers strengthened the box sills and other box structures, the rear springs, u-bolts, and box mounts, and upgraded the shock tuning. Thanks to the upgrades, the 3500HD now has a tow rating of 23,000 lbs, up from 21,700 lbs in 2011.
In the world of heavy duty trucks, the Sierra 3500HD is the reigning king. The newly upgraded 3500HD will arrive on dealer’s lots starting in the fourth quarter of 2011, and of course we help you get approved for the Washington auto loan you need to finance this beast.